Home Energy Scotland South West - Here to help.
By Support Team on 19/07/2022
With the weather currently being some of the hottest recorded in Scotland so far, its no surprise that people are not thinking about heating their houses at the moment, but with the colder months coming later in the year, maybe now is just the right time to think about how to be prepared.
Home Energy Scotland can provide information about the Governments Warmer Homes Scotland programme that can help you install energy saving improvements, if eligible, ahead of the winter months. If your looking for information about greener travel or becoming a greener home, Home Energy Scotland can also support you in these areas, including offering interest free borrowing to purchase an eBike.
Details of these are below:
Making your home greener - Home Energy Scotland’s in-home renewables service provides expert advice and support on the various types of renewable energy available and what could be suitable for your home. They can help you create a report on your home to see what the options are and what savings you could make.
Greener travel and transport - eBikes are a great way to help make your travel greener, not to mention the benefits to your health and your pocket. They offer free ebike trials, from a range of models, this is a good way to try before you buy and there is no cost at all for this service – Home Energy Scotland will provide everything you need, they can even drop-off and collect the ebike for you. If you’re looking to buy, you can borrow up to £6,000 interest-free (repayable over four years), find out more here. For those thinking about buying an electric car or van, Home Energy Scotland can help you with an interest-free Used Electric Vehicle Loan, funded by Transport Scotland. More information is available on their website.
Warmer Homes Scotland - With rising energy bills and the increased cost of living, people are becoming increasingly worried about the colder months ahead. The Scottish Government is offering assistance to eligible households who are struggling to heat their homes, this programme is called Warmer Homes Scotland. It’s designed to help people make their homes warmer and more comfortable by installing a range of energy saving improvements, like heating and insulation. Eligible households could get around £5,000 of support through the Warmer Homes Scotland programme, and on average reduce their heating bill by £300 per year. Over 27,000 households have been helped so far.
If you would like to get in contact with Home Energy Scotland or for further details on their available support, please visit their website on the above link.